Objects with musical mechanism and automaton

Singing bird in cage

    Singing bird in cage


    the 20th century

    Metal, ivory, brass, steel, feathers; casting, soldering, grinding

    15.6 х 11.2 х 8.3 сm, 550 g

    On the key "4", "3.25"


    Singing bird box in rectangular metal gilded case on a profile base, ivory side panels and a cage with a ring. A quadrangular field of green fabric in an openwork frame is on the top panel. In its center is a conical stand decorated with a composition of dried plants of different colors, on which a bird in painted feathers is sitting. An activating rod is on the right side of the cage base. An aperture for the bird's movement winding and three screw heads are on the bottom panel, that is covered with yellow cloth. When the rod is extended, the bird rotates, flaps its wings, opens and closes the beak. The sound movement imitates bird’s chirping. The key with a curved grip and two apertures, a rod with a square cross section channel.